New Apple Displays

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  1. steiney macrumors 6502

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    What are people's thoughts about the Apple displays? In the Buyer's Guide it says the average is 230 days and its been 947 days since the last update!

    So what do you guys think about if/when Apple will release updates to their displays?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    Chances of seeing some before Christmas is very minimal, you may see some early 2010, but maybe not.

    Truth is no one really knows.
     
  3. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    I doubt it. The cost of resources to redesign and retool a new design is very high. The LED display has only been out for a bit over a year. When the cost of 30-inch LED panels drop to a reasonable price we should see the introduction of the bigger model in the new design motif.
     
  4. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bummer

    Yeah, that's what I figured. That's a shame. Maybe they're waiting to unleash some sort of touch sensitive display, or something that goes along with their upcoming tablet?

    Thoughts?
     
  5. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    In my opinion, not for a while. Currently, it doesn't make much sense for a product that sits on a desktop to have a touch screen display. The keyboard and mouse is the dominant input paradigm and it will take some time for that to shift to touchscreen based input.
     
  6. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    New displays would likely not be announced any sooner than with an update to the Mac Pro (sometime in late Q1 or early Q2 2010).

    A 27" display using the same panel as the new iMac or in a 16:10 ratio would be an obvious one to expect.
     
  7. nukiduz macrumors 6502

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    Would a 21,5" screen something obvious to be expected?
     
  8. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    I doubt the 24" LED will get updated anytime soon, but I am surprised that they have yet to release a 21.5" CDP.
     
  9. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    It's definitely possible but I personally don't see it happening. The market for a panel that size is diminishing.
     
  10. uv23 macrumors 6502

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    At first I was holding off, but then I just gave in and bought the 24 on Tuesday. Its beautiful, and it also occurred to me that I'd rather have 16:10 than 16:9. I use my computer for working, not for watching movies.
     
  11. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    Logical additions would be a 21.5 and a 27 - however I believe we were told there wouldn't be any more updates until after Christmas.
     
  12. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Please, please, please give us a 21.5" LED display. :eek::eek::eek:
     
  13. appleguy123 macrumors 604

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    This is a question not an attack. Do you think displays are part of the "Holiday Lineup"?
     
  14. miki66 macrumors 6502

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    why? :confused: i think 24" is just perfect, thou
     
  15. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Because there are some people who do not want to spend $900 on a display, or who may not want something that big.

    Apple has made a great thing by making the new iMac 21.5" display support 1920x1200, so you get the same resolution, HD ready benefit as the 24" display, but in a cheaper, smaller, and lighter package, which also some people may appreciate....such as a person like me :D
     
  16. jlpoore89 macrumors 6502

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    Umm the 21.5" LED wouldn't be that much cheaper. It would most likely be between $600 and $700. I mean it is only 2.5" smaller.
     
  17. miki66 macrumors 6502

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    exactly, remember the previous model 20", about 599 or 699?
     
  18. slapguts macrumors 6502a

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    A 27.5 iMac is currently $100 cheaper than a 30" Cinema Display.

    Are Apple's displays really that good?
     
  19. jlpoore89 macrumors 6502

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    I don't know about the others, but the 24" LED is absolutely amazing. It has the best picture quality I have ever seen on a computer display.
     
  20. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Thats $200-$300 cheaper. Yea, sign me up still.
     
  21. JackSYi macrumors 6502a

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    Apple won't make a 21.5" display.
     
  22. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Why?
     
  23. jlpoore89 macrumors 6502

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    It's too close in size to the 24". And it wouldn't be very profitable most likely.
     
  24. Palleraa macrumors member

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    My guess is they will ditch the 24" and introduce a 21.5", 27" and maybe 30"-32" inch display at once. All 16:9. I see this happening Q1 or Q2 2010. It doesn't make sense to keep the 24" now that it isn't used in a iMac anymore. But a 27" ACD would have to fairly cheap in order to compete with the iMac. Something I would love to see :D
     
  25. nukiduz macrumors 6502

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    This is what I think / would like to happen. Besides, the iMac features this metal borderless screen that makes the screen itself more present. It is possible that the ACDs adopt this feature.
     

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